My Blog A reader appreciation post...
Posted Fri Nov 25, 2011 03:07 PM
It's incredible... I just noticed my blog had over 12,000 hits and counting this month. I do put effort in my entries even though sometimes I feel they're not necessarily of interest for everyone, but I have to say that I feel extremely rewarded with the readership, and that in turn, motivates me to keep up with the blogging.
Posted Fri Nov 25, 2011 03:16 PM
Thanks for the many excellent blogs, love to read them, and I have to say you lift blogging to the next level.
Keep it up!
I will try harder (and no guarrentees) to leave a comment.
Posted Fri Nov 25, 2011 03:44 PM
Thank you Rico...
Posted Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:43 AM
Posted Wed Nov 30, 2011 05:51 PM
Posted Wed Nov 30, 2011 06:04 PM
As the very first blogger on this site I know what you are saying. When I began writing it was just me. When I left several months ago I had almost 11, 000 views, more than almost anyone on the site at the time. But I had a very very small number of comments. At times I used to wonder why I got so few comments and I actually was discouraged by it. After I left I thought hard about why I was blogging and what really mattered. I came to realize that I was writing for me and that the readers where what mattered, the comments were secondary to irrelevant.
SF turned me onto blogging. I really am thankful to J Star, Q, Duchess and all the others that encouraged me. It is now part of my life. I have a blog off site that has 500 readers per day and many of those readers contact me regularly via email .... my comments are still minimal. The emails reinforce why I blog, and I have met some wonderful people as a result.
So keep writing. It is good for you and it is very enjoyable and you meet some amazing people in the process.
Posted Wed Nov 30, 2011 09:19 PM
Yeah, not discouraged at all... I'm just somewhat amazed at the number of views. I'm happy to read comments as sometimes they get me thinking and make me write another blog, but truth be told, I enjoy the writing for what it is, even if there are no comments. Only thing is that I wanted to thank the readers because I have no idea who those 18,000 views were, but I'm certainly happy that people are reading it.
Posted Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:31 PM
oh my message wuz not meant the same. i did not for one moment imagine ya discouraged. i think for someone who has written many entries and on many topics does it cuz she enjoys it, thats very clear to me as i understand the passion and this thread done as a means of appreciation. one thing thats maybe not clear wuz the point of my reply lol. i do read ya blog, i dont always have anythin to add (sometimes i sit there goin wow - like the 3 part story) and thanks for the thanks!
secondary wuz only an observation i had made from my own blog experience that the amount of readers is quite unbelievable (specifically im amazed who is interested what i have to say, my followers intrigue me). i agree the comments are sweet sugar icin on a delicious cake and readers rock, whoevah they are!